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Project by Daiku posted 1488 days ago 3244 views 70 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this clock for my wife’s birthday 3 years ago. I entered it in our guild’s “2007 Craftsman’s show” and took 2nd place. The piece is inspired by the many toriis (gateways) in Japan. It’s made of walnut, cherry, maple and spalted maple. I was fortunate to find a piece of cherry with a big knothole for the base. I believe it was thrown away for this defect, but feel it gives my piece a little character. The clock numbers are in Chinese characters. Thanks for looking!

-- Cal Noguchi





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AaronK

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#1 posted 1488 days ago

beautiful piece. I love the knot hole at the bottom too. the asymmetry of that is balanced by the perfectly rectilinear piece it sits in. plus the figure around knots is great. excellent.

what joinery did you use for the spalted posts?

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Cher

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#2 posted 1488 days ago

That is magnificent, you are very talented.

-- When you know better you do better.

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hObOmOnk

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#3 posted 1488 days ago

Ichi ban!

-- 温故知新

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1488 days ago

This is a wonderful clock very well done.

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Daren Nelson

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#5 posted 1488 days ago

Very nice. All the materials and craftsmanship are appealing…but the knot was what caught my eye, very cool.

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childress

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#6 posted 1488 days ago

I like that alot! Thanks for sharing.

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Bret

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#7 posted 1488 days ago

Stunning. I like the interplay of delicacy and strength.

-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 1488 days ago

very grand clock..thanks for sharing this beauty with us

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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bigbuddha

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#9 posted 1488 days ago

beautiful design and great contrast with the wood!! Very elegant :) I’m sure she loved it!

-- helen

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jimp

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#10 posted 1488 days ago

This is a beautiful clock!!!!

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#11 posted 1488 days ago

Awesome!! I love the design

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Eric_S

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#12 posted 1488 days ago

That is a beautiful clock!!

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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Kate

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#13 posted 1488 days ago

Love the lines, very elegant and your use of wood fits the design perfectly.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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cranesgonewild

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#14 posted 1488 days ago

Very well done. I love the look of the spalted maple. Nice touch.

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RexMcKinnon

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#15 posted 1488 days ago

Beautiful clock. Great combination of woods.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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